Thomas Judge describes how he became interested in politics as a young man and his eventual election to the legislature. He describes the influence of the Anaconda Company and the Montana Power Company, coal development, the Federal Strip Mine Reclamation Act, and the Constitutional Convention. He explains his relationships with governors and legislators including Forrest Anderson, Tim Babcock, Ted Schwinden, Metcalf, Melcher, and Mansfield. Judge also talks about his own tenure as governor from 1973 to 1981. He ends by giving his opinion on the outlook for Montana.
Anaconda Company; Montana Power Company; Legislators; Energy development
Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Judge, Thomas L., "Thomas Judge Interview, May 26, 2006" (2006). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH 396-048.